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Posted by Jeff 
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Re: Rescue System
July 09, 2013 04:45PM
Hi,
I managed to boot an a10 flytouch / superpad tablet.

however, I noticed it was not always booting , depending on the way I setted up the wifi setup files...why ? I do not have
console so I can not watch what is happening when it goes wrong.

when it has worked, using ssh through wifi, when I type a command, I have to type enter twice in order the command being accepted ! ? looks like some irq conflicts ? a strange behavour since it happens only when validating cmd in the shell.

I have also seen lot of power save messages for the wifi chip. (looks like it goes from normal to power save very often)

I
Regards.

steph.
Re: Rescue System
July 10, 2013 02:30AM
Hacking an a10 tablet is extremly painful and sub-standard IHMO mostly causes by insufficient diagnostic means, most particular missing tty lines and an insufficiently documented (i.e. only "leaked") multi-stage boot and setup process. Additionally, vendors produce small charges of very different tablets, so that no proper reference tablet is available to focus joint hacking.

I for one actually stopped a project with my tablet as things came out to be too weakly defined, means unstable, to apply the usual incremental process, although i can sometimes boot the rescue system, which is very good, though i needed a modified kernel and uboot/spi. I've now ordered a Cubieboard hoping to be able to work on a more defined basis before returning to the tablet.

A few weeks ago, i talked to the KDE developers on a convention, who are eager to improve the Plasma on tablets and badly miss a reference tablet, too. IMO the a10 could in general be a good platform for freeware development, but for now, one still has to walk on thin ice for every such tablet in my experience.

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My tablet is a PROTAB2-IPS9
Re: Rescue System
August 24, 2013 02:33AM
hao write hooks to automate recovery?
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